The Epiphone Les Paul SL ($99 street) recalls Gibson’s original beginner guitar, the 1959 Melody Maker. Like that instrument, it features single-coil pickups and a jack mounted in the pickguard to save on production costs. Costs were also kept in check here by offering master Volume and Tone controls, rather than the mid-century model’s individual controls for each pickup. But Epiphone didn’t hold back where it counts. The SL has a mahogany neck, a rosewood fretboard, and a poplar body.
Sessioncake ($69 street) is a solution for guitarists who have nowhere to crank it up when practicing or jamming with friends. One ’Cake provides ¼" and aux mini-stereo inputs, as well as one headphone and two mini-stereo outputs. You can connect a mobile device with an amp and effects-modeling app through the aux input, or play along with your favorite tunes, using the ¼" input for your guitar, and the aux input for a music player device.
The designers at Meris bring extensive effect experience from their days at Line 6 and Strymon to their new line of pedals, and one of the sonic modifiers chosen for the launch is the Mercury 7 reverb ($299 street). Rather than offer preset reverb types, the Mercury 7 permits you to sculpt your own ambient flavors with six knobs, two buttons, and a second layer of alternative parameter access. But it goes even deeper.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".